Ausangate is located in the heart of the Andes Cusqueños, in the district of Ocongate (Cusco), a majestic apu looks imposing over the rest of the mountains that make up the Cordillera de Vilcanota. With its 6384 m a.s.l., Ausangate is the fifth highest mountain in Peru and is considered the most representative of the region.
Ausangate may be the first in the memory of any visitor.
Here we offer you the most popular treks:
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Cusco – Perú
Ausangate Trek Days 4 Days
The Ausangate trek is a popular, scenic and challenging day hike in the Cordillera Blanca, located near the city of Cusco.
Cusco – Perú
Ausangate Trek 5 Days
A true Andean experience. The Ausangate Walk will take you on a journey of discovery, tradition and nature.
Cusco – Perú
Ausangate Trek 6 Days
Discover the adventure and natural beauty of the Ausangate Walk, a trekking experience like no other.
Ausangate is surrounded by extensive and luminous turquoise lakes such as Sibinacocha, as well as stone forests, glaciers and vast plains that impress with their magical landscape.
The best time to do the Ausangate trek is from April to October, when the weather is at its sunniest. Even with good weather conditions.
At Dreamy Tours we offer three alternatives, the classic 4 day trek, the 5 day trek and the longer Ausangate trek of 6 days.
- The classic 4-day trek. – It is a circular route of about 55Km, approx.
- The 5 days trekking. – This is a circular route of about 61Km, approx.
- The 6 days trekking. – It is a circular route of about 61Km, approx.
To do the Ausangate trek, it is advisable to spend 1 or 2 days in the city of Cusco, since Ausangate is located at a maximum altitude of 6384 m above sea level.
And what you need to bring:
- Warm and cold weather clothing such as a waterproof jacket.
- Rain trousers and light trousers.
- Trekking shoes.
- Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
- Wool or synthetic socks and a jumper.
- Long-sleeved and short-sleeved polo shirt / T-shirts.
- Rain poncho and hat.
- Swimming costume (for the hot springs in Upis).
- Sunscreen, insect repellent, alcohol and disinfectant gel, water bottle and sterilising tablets, toiletries and toilet paper.
- Camera (wrapped in a plastic bag).
- Torch and batteries.
- Some snacks such as chocolate bars and dried fruit.
- Original passport, original ISIC student card and extra money in soles.
Complete guide for a great experience on the Ausangate Route.
Safety measures in force
- You must keep a safe distance in vehicles.
- The number of visitors will be limited to avoid congestion.
- All surfaces that visitors come in contact with will be purified frequently.
- A safety kit will be provided.
Requirements for travellers
- Bring your own mask (2 masks).
- Bring your vaccination card or vaccination certificate.
- You will need to fill in an optional travel information form.
- You will need to bring your own personal headphones.
- Extra horse =$130.00.
- Sleeping bag = the cost is according to the days of trekking to choose.
- Walking poles = the cost is according to the trekking days you choose.
Ausangate is the fifth highest mountain in Peru, its maximum altitude is 6384 m asl.
During the Ausangate trek, the means of transport used are the acémilas (horses), which are in charge of transporting the tents, cooking equipment, food, tables, benches, messengers, gas balloons, dining tents, kitchen tents, tents.
The accommodation used on the Ausangate trek are tents or tents known as tents, on the route there are already established camps for the night.
We send tents, with capacity for four people, where you can rest comfortably, where we only place 2 people inside the tent.